For me it started out while playing airsoft. Everyone else wore the most modern tactical get-ups and I just got tired of it all. So I thought if I wore something different it would be fun. Id be a topic every game whenever Id play WW2 dress-up. I finally thought that if I wore a Phil Scout impression, that would really be different since most people I have met preferred the Euro campaign uniforms. Lucky I found this site, but it looks like you guys are having so much fun. I want in!!
Now its still really for airsoft. But I dont get to play much anymore. So Im looking to just attempt to create impressions.
Post by cplhawkeye1950 on Jun 28, 2009 8:45:42 GMT -5
About me to start. I am just starting out reenacting this time period, but not new to reenacting as I have done CW for nearly 20yrs. For me its Honoring the men and women that have given so much to this country , and have given us the right to do things like reenacting. I started CW reenacting as a way to honor those 59 confederate ancestors that fought for the Confederacy. Yes we lost , got over it. Now as I grow older family history is still a passion to me. My father and 4 brothers served in WW2. My father was in the Navy abroad USS Amick , DE 168 in the Pacific. Two of my uncles served in the Army Air Crops in China, India, Burma. Two uncles served in the Army , 1 was in the Red Bull Division 125th Artillery where he received the Silver Star. The other uncle served with the 5th Armored Div 47th Armored Field Artillery, he is buried in Epinal American Cem in France. On my mothers side , there are 5 great uncles that served in the Infantry and or 101st Airborne Then you come to my generation there are 9 of us that have served either Infantry, Armor, Artillery from Vietnam to present in the middle east. I have 1 2nd cousin who is on his 3 tour in Afghanistan serving Sp Operations, Have another cousin on his 2 tour as Navy Seal. So why do I do this its to Honor those that have served or now serving this country.
Post by indiosbravos on Jul 20, 2009 0:54:55 GMT -5
Got this online-
“The Philippine Scout Heritage Society was formed to preserve their distinguished history. Unless the sons, daughters, grandchildren, friends and associates take a positive and active role as members of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, the heroic legacy of these elite Filipinos will die. As an old soldier waiting for final roll call, I urge you to remember this.” General Reynolds, 2003.
I like all periods of Philippine military history, it doesn't matter to me much if they soldiered for the native sultans, the king of Spain, the president of the United States. or the Republic of the Philippines. The important thing is the accurate portraying of the Filipino as a fighting man.
Uniformwise, I give special attention to the Philippine Army of the commonwealth period because this is the epoch in the story which is least known and has never ever been properly documented. Techinically it's a U.S. military force, but not the U.S. Army. There just wasn't ever anything like it in U.S. military history, nor will there ever be again.
I guess it much like having an interest in the uniforms of the British Indian Army. Although they had the basic British Army kit, webbings, and arms, they were able to incorporate some nuances of native designs and native materials in their parade and battledress, the peculiar talioring of uniforms, headgear, regimental insignia, etc.
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Kamusta, I'm a 63 year old Filipina/American, born and raised in the US, and after my retirement from the Government I started to play mil-sim airsoft. Being a woman, I recently found this site, and was intrigued by the author on "Why I do this".
One of the biggest hinderance to the reenactors is the deletion of women from joining various WWII groups; i.e. Infantry, Ranger, etc. Now I understand that WWII was mostly fought by males, and the use of females in the military to do the jobs of males, so they could be sent to the front on a grand scale did not happen till 1942.
But perhaps we should look at this from a "What If" scenario. Where a "What if" women of today were fighting in the militar during the Second World War, and were placed in the same predicament as their male counterparts, or What if the women were in the Philippine Scouts during the invasion of the Philippines on December 8th, 1941, and were drive back along with the rest of the Army to Corregidor and Bataan.
What if the women who were captured went through the same torture, and being sent to concentration camps, or being pressed as "Comfort women" by the Japanese.
To reenact means that every breath, movement, actions of that person is supposed to be the same. But we are not reenacting a typical scene in Normandy, the Argonne Forest, Stalingrad; what
What you are doing is not a reenactment of a documented time period but actually doing a simulation of a period that could have been.
Hi all, it's been over three years since I last wrote that post in 2012, so to make a long story short, I've decided to go ahead and start a 26th Cavalry impression group here in the States. I do know that Troop "G" is another 26th Cavalry reenactor group, so I've decided to do a 26th Cavalry group, but called Troop "C"
For your information, within the reenactment community her in the states, there are women who play the part of men, and dress as they do in the reenactor community, so I've decided to do this.
Now whether you folks think that me being a woman is not correct, or doesn't come up to your standards and is not in keeping with the 26th, then that is your problem. My idea is to have fun, and her in the United States "this is a hobby, and everyone has fun" with the hobby....